Funzing Talks: Becoming Barbaric: The Mind of a Dictator @ Haunt, London [1 March]

Funzing Talks: Becoming Barbaric: The Mind of a Dictator

19:00 - 21:30

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182 Stoke Newington Road, N16 7UY London, United Kingdom
Venue: Haunt, Stoke Newington
Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

Becoming Barbaric: Why Do 'Normal' People Commit Genocide?

Are mass killers born barbaric and genocidal? History shows that the worst atrocities ever committed are undertaken by ‘normal people’. Join Jonathan Tait-Harris, a former U.N War Crimes Investigator, to examine the reasons why normal people turn into mass killers and the influencing factors we can identify as warning signs.

Jonathan will lead you through the indicators that can lead to genocide & crimes against humanity that he witnessed during his investigations in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Libya and Gaza. War and genocide are not exclusive; ongoing conflict, control of the media, autocracy, dehumanisation of others, symbolism, ideology & minority elitism are all factors that may be present.

From personal experiences such as being in court with Saddam Hussein, meeting convicted Bosnian Serb generals, interviewing people like Chemical Ali (Ali Hassan al Majid), and meeting survivors of mass executions, Jonathan will take you into killers' minds and tell you why he thinks people BECOME BARBARIC.


Funzing Talks are here to re-invent your evenings, creating an exciting alternative to having a drink in your local pub or bar. Funzing Talks pull together an impressive array of leading entrepreneurs, intellectuals, bright thinkers and incredible individuals to inspire your evenings and expand your mind.

Held in a carefully selected range of intimate spaces, Funzing Talks is the ultimate boredom-buster.

Delve into a totally new subject and challenge your perspectives with like-minded, equally curious people. It's time to try something different — you never know where it may take you.

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